Thing to do in Reno, Nevada
Nevada Humanities celebrates civic engagement and community dialogue with the launch of “In Nevada I Wish to Say,” a statewide creative project by Sheryl Oring, with interactive presentations on July 20 and July 22, 2017, from 4 – 7 p.m., at City Plaza, 10 North Virginia Street, in Reno, as part of the City of Reno’s Artown festival. The program is free and open to all.
Driven by a powerful belief in the value of free expression, North Carolina-based artist Sheryl Oring will set up an “office” and manual typewriter in front of the “Believe” sculpture at Reno’s City Plaza and invite passersby to dictate a postcard to the United States President. The messages will be typed in duplicate with the original being sent to the White House. Launched in 2004, this project has seen more than 3,200 postcards sent to the White House from locations across the United States over three different presidential administrations.
“In Nevada I Wish to Say” will be the first time Oring’s project will have a statewide presence. Over time, Oring will travel to each county in Nevada to present “In Nevada I Wish to Say,” collecting messages from Nevadans with diverse political perspectives across the state. The collection of messages to the U.S. President from Nevadans will form the creation of a book to be published by Baobab Press and serve as an archive of this important project.
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